China claims new nuclear technology

- January 3rd, 2011

The Guardian.co.uk reports China claims that their scientists have mastered a key technique to reprocess spent uranium.

The Guardian.co.uk reports China claims that their scientists have mastered a key technique to reprocess spent uranium.

The story is quoted as saying:

The technology, developed and tested at the number 404 factory of the China National Nuclear Corporation, situated in the Gobi desert, enables recycling of irradiated fuel, according to China Central Television. How this differs from existing reprocessing methods in other countries is unclear, but the state broadcaster said that with this technique a kilo of uranium could produce close to 60 times more power than was now possible in China.

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